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Live Reporting

By Helen Bushby and Lauren Turner

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and good night!

    Well, it's been epic - SuRie showed what a pro she is by staying calm during a stage invasion, while Israel beat hot favourite Cyprus. What a contest.

    It's been great having you with us, thanks for all your comments and pictures. See you next year!

  2. SuRie's reaction to stage invasion

    Seasoned Eurovision performer SuRie (she'd been to the contest twice before, but as a backing singer and then as a music director) seems to have taken the dramatic stage invasion in her stride.

    She's tweeted her reaction - but so far no word on her feelings at coming 24th out of the field of 26.

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  3. How the voting unfolded

    A whopping 43 countries had juries taking part in the voting. If you missed exactly who voted for what, here's a handy little recap.

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  4. What's Netta most looking forward to when she gets back to Israel?

    One word - houmous.

    We can't blame her, to be honest.

    She's just given a lively press conference, seemingly still a bit stunned by her win.

    Also, rather sweetly, she explained she was wearing her late granny's ring during her winning performance.

  5. Victory for the outsider

    Lucy Todd

    Entertainment reporter in Lisbon

    Israel's entry

    What a finale to an amazing Eurovision this year.

    In the weeks leading up to the competition all the buzz was about the Israeli entry, Netta Barzilai. But in the past few days, her star seemed to have waned in favour of Cyprus’ glamourous Eleni Foureira.

    Certainly among the press, Netta had been written off – with Cyprus, France, Ireland and Italy thought to be the more credible acts.

    By the half way point in the scoring, though, the national juries had confounded this and she was in a strong third position.

    And then for the public vote: the 25-year old gained the highest number of points possible from viewers at home.

    Perhaps they had seen someone, who was fun and quirky but who carried a meaningful and substantial message of accepting who you are.

  6. Congratulations Netta!


    Here's Netta with her glass microphone trophy - after a handover from 2017 champion Salvador Sobral, which might have been a touch awkward, seeing as he recently described the song as "horrible".

  7. 'Thank you for choosing different'


    Netta cannot stop smiling - she looks absolutely delighted to have won.

    Quote Message: I'm so happy! Thank you so much for choosing different. Thank you so much for accepting differences between us. Thank you for celebrating diversity. Thank you! I love my country! from Netta

    She was the early favourite to take home the prize, but was overtaken by Cyprus in recent days.

    But Eleni Foureira, with Fuego, had to settle for second place - with the very last result deciding the winner of the glass microphone.

  8. Graham Norton's verdict

    "That is a terrific result for Israel. I'm afraid SuRie, for all her braveness and professionalism came 24th.

    "She really is a national heroine after tonight - it was extraordinary. I don't know how she coped in those horrible circumstances.

    "A lot of people will be watching her performance and cheering her on because she did a teriffic job for the UK, and it's shame that wasn't reflected."

  9. BreakingAnd the winner is - ISRAEL!


    Netta wins the Eurovision song contest with Toy after a closely-fought race with Cyprus!

  10. The UK gets 25 points from the public vote

    "There's no shame in that," says Graham Norton - saying it means SuRie won't be coming last!

    So the UK's total score is 48 - somewhat lower than the 111 that Lucie Jones got last year.

  11. Aah - Eurovision babygrow!

    Arthur in his babygrow

    Emma Nelda says: "I made this for three-month-old Arthur - his Mum is the biggest Eurovision fan I know! He only slept through the first half of our annual viewing party tradition..."

  12. Now we just have to wait for the public vote

    That's all the juries' results in, finally! All we need now is the public vote, which will be combined with the jury vote.

    Austria is currently leading - but all that could change.

  13. We've got eight points!

    The highest points so far for SuRie's Storm comes from Israel's jury, who give us (a very much-needed) eight points.

  14. Russia booed as the jury's results are read out

    There's been a fair bit of booing in the arena - first of all for Serbia, and then for the Russian spokeswoman as she reads out the scores.

  15. 'Waving a flag for a very brave SuRie'

    Eurovision fans

    Em and Glen sent us their photo, showing their support for SuRie after the stage invasion.

  16. A Eurovision lookalike

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    Sorry to tell you though Dawn, but Israel (at the time of writing) isn't currently in the lead! It's right at the top though, battling it out with Austria, Sweden and Germany.